Who are we?
Lloyd James BSc. Hons. MRICS FAAV – Director
Lloyd is an experienced estate manager and qualified Chartered Surveyor having previously worked with both regional and national firms in Bath, Sussex and West Wales before establishing Lloyd James Land & Estate Management in 2013. Lloyd joined the Partnership of Owen & Owen in July 2015 becoming a Director of Owen & Owen Limited in April 2019.
Lloyd graduated from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, with an Honours degree in Rural Land Management in 1999. A Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, Lloyd is a Valuation specialist dealing with Agricultural, Equestrian and Leisure property. Lloyd advises estates, farms and leisure companies on land management strategy and planning for the future.
Lloyd sits on the Wales Group Committee for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and is a past President of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Agricultural Valuers Association. He is currently Vice Chairman for the Dyfed Committee for the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) and sits on the Polisi Cymru Committee for CLA Wales.
An enthusiastic golfer, skier and cricketer, Lloyd also spends what little spare time there is helping to tend the grounds at Whitland Cricket Club.
Carwyn Rees BSc Hons. MRICS FAAV – Associate
A graduate from Harper Adams University College with an Honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Carwyn qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2014. Carwyn joined the practice of Owen and Owen in 2018.
Carwyn’s areas of expertise include agricultural tenancy negotiations, agricultural sale and lettings, estate management, rural planning and negotiations with utility companies on behalf of landowners and farmers. He has recently taken a more active role in the management of caravan park and leisure businesses, not only in the office, but also with the family business at home.
A dairy farmers’ son from Carmarthenshire, Carwyn is heavily involved with the young farmers movement and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
Victoria Rees BSc. Hons. MRICS FAAV – Senior Surveyor
Victoria graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Rural Enterprise Land Management in 2009 from Harper Adams University College. Victoria joined the practice of Owen & Owen in 2011.
Victoria is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Victoria’s main areas of work are Rural Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant work, Environmental Schemes, Residential Letting and Management and Rural Planning.
From a farming family in Yorkshire, Victoria runs a dairy farm in Pembrokeshire together with her husband and young family.
Alys John BSc. Hons. – Surveyor
A graduate of the Royal Agricultural University Cirencester with an Honours degree in Rural Estate Management, Alys joined the practice in 2018. Primarily dealing with Estate Management and Valuation, she is working towards qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2021.
Alys is an accomplished cricketer having represented Wales Ladies at age group level and recently forming a new ladies team at Whitland Cricket Club that play in the new Pembrokeshire Ladies League. An active member of the YFC movement, Alys is past Chairman of Whitland YFC.
Anthony Owen Bsc Hons (Est Man) – Consultant
A graduate of Reading University having studied Estate Management, Anthony Owen has worked in West Wales since 1983. He is past Chairman of both the RICS West Wales Sub Branch, RICS South Wales Rural Practice Division and CLA Dyfed Branch. He specialises in Rural Estate Management, Farm and Land Sales, Compulsory Purchase work and Tax Planning.
Having founded Owen & Owen in 1991 with Joanne Owen, Anthony retired from the Partnership in April 2019 and is retained by Owen & Owen as a Consultant dealing with Rural Estate Management.
An accomplished sailor, skier and former rugby player, Anthony has recently found the game of golf and is working hard at developing his newfound sport.
Joanne Owen BSc Hons (Est Man) – Consultant
Joanne Owen has practised in the West Wales Area since 1984. Specialising in the commercial and residential sector, she is past Chairman of the RICS West Wales Sub Branch and sat on the board of directors of PBI.
Having retired from the Partnership in 2018, Joanne is retained as a Consultant dealing with Commercial Property.
Outside of work Joanne is now able to devote more time to the development of her golf game which she recently took up.
Sarah McKnight – Accounts Administrator
Sarah is an experienced office accounts administrator having previously worked for Prudential and then Jardine Lloyd Thompson in Reading, leaving as an Administration Team Leader. After a career break to raise a family, Sarah joined Owen & Owen in 2014. She is responsible for the administration of both the Firm’s and Client accounts.
Emma James – Office Manager
Emma joined Owen & Owen in 2018 to take on the new role of Office Manager. Dealing with compliance, HR, office administration and providing additional admin support Emma is an experienced Office Administrator. Prior to joining Owen & Owen Emma previously undertook similar roles for Wales’ only Equine Veterinary Hospital, Cotts Equine and previous to that at Arundel Equine Hospital, West Sussex.
An accomplished horse rider having competed at side saddle, Emma is also a qualified riding instructor.